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New Yorker Mag Cover Slams Obama and Sebelius
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Posted on 11/01/2013 8:37:55 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

New Yorker Mag Cover Slams Obama and Sebelius By Noel Sheppard Created 11/01/2013 - 11:10am

Don't look now, but even New Yorker magazine is piling on the disaster that is ObamaCare.

Take a gander at the cover for the issue to hit newstands Monday:

For our younger readers that might not get all of the jokes here, the computer appears to be one of the first available to the public in the '70s.

The technician on the left is trying to insert a floppy disc which probably ceased being used about ten years ago or so.

The hammer and screw driver should be obvious.

As for Obama, he's holding one of the original cellphones dating back to the '80s.

Add it all up, the folks at New Yorker are making the case that when it comes to technology, this administration is in the dark ages.

(HT Dan Gainor)


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhohhs; healthcaredotgov

1 posted on 11/01/2013 8:37:55 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The one thing people like Obama can’t take is ridicule. He’s used it as a weapon against everybody else so turn about is fair play. (”We have things called aircraft carriers now.” Really.)


2 posted on 11/01/2013 8:45:30 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Sub-Driver

The cellphone looks like “The Brick”.

The computer looks like the IBM 5150, the original IBM PC, which was introduced in 1981 and contained the Intel 8088 cpu running at 4.77 mhz and 16-256kb of RAM.


3 posted on 11/01/2013 8:46:10 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Sub-Driver

Funny, but I’m sure it’s racist in some way that will be pointed out shortly.


4 posted on 11/01/2013 8:48:21 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Sub-Driver

Damn! That looks like a picture of me at my computer and holding my cell phone.


5 posted on 11/01/2013 8:49:48 AM PDT by Tupelo ( Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. An old Republican Tradition.)
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To: Sub-Driver
the computer appears to be one of the first available to the public in the '70s.

Desktop computers were not readily available until the early 80s. They were costly. It wasn't until South Korea started flooding the US market in the late 80s with desktops that the prices became more affordable.

The first desktop that I ever used was at work. Dept Head bought a TRS-80 Model II. No one would touch it, because they were scared of it. I took the technical reference manual home every night to try to figure the dang thang out. There was no such thing as training classes or owner's/operator's manual. The unit, with 2 floppy drives and an 8-1/2 x 11 inch dot matrix printer, cost around $7,000.


6 posted on 11/01/2013 8:50:25 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Signalman
The computer looks like the IBM 5150, the original IBM PC, which was introduced in 1981 and contained the Intel 8088 cpu running at 4.77 mhz and 16-256kb of RAM.

With an expansion card you could get it up to 640 kB, and no one will need more than that.

7 posted on 11/01/2013 8:50:35 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: TomGuy
Desktop computers were not readily available until the early 80s.

The Apple II was sold in 1977. Apple I was before that but so few were sold it isn't a fair comparison.

8 posted on 11/01/2013 8:55:49 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Sub-Driver

The comments and the funny photos and advertisements about obamacare are hilarious.

Now Serving #0000007.


9 posted on 11/01/2013 8:56:00 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Do you want to know why ObamaCare is so expensive?

It pays off the moochers who want "free helfcare" and the women who want abortions and "free" contraceptives.

That's why.

10 posted on 11/01/2013 8:56:28 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Sub-Driver
Dude, at least post the picture.


11 posted on 11/01/2013 8:57:32 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: TomGuy

Our first household computer was a Commodore 64. That was before windows. You had to learn DOS to Run:/ stuff.


12 posted on 11/01/2013 8:58:19 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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13 posted on 11/01/2013 8:58:49 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SkyPilot

“See how I can close my left eye as I squeeze my thumb and forefinger together at the same time like this? This is why Obamacare and the website are working so well.”


14 posted on 11/01/2013 9:00:08 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Remember when Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.”

A physician called into radio show and said, “That’s the definition of a stool sample.”

15 posted on 11/01/2013 9:09:59 AM PDT by Zakeet (Democrats haven't destroyed your freedoms ... you can still visit them at the Smithsonian)
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To: SkyPilot

Very inaccurate!

The Geek should be using reel-to-reel tapes for data input, not 5-1/4” floppies!

8” floppies at best.

:-)


16 posted on 11/01/2013 9:11:41 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. J.F. Kennedy)
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To: BwanaNdege
Here is the brand new ObamaGame.....coming out this Christmas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhXMYw1lXY0

17 posted on 11/01/2013 9:20:51 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: TomGuy
Oh!.. Yeah!..we called it, the "Trash 80"...
it had numerous power chords

18 posted on 11/01/2013 9:24:09 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Sub-Driver

The WH directive to MSM is ‘Emphasize technical difficulties to distract from our blatant lying, racketeering, and treason.’

After all, technical difficulties aren’t intentional. They happen to ‘good people.’

Without the epic Obamacare website meltdown, somebody might notice the queer moslem waging economic warfare upon the USA and winning.

Telling 300 million people ‘you can keep your doctor, period’ 99 times over 3 years, then saying HA HA FOOLED YOU either flies or it doesn’t.

If it flies, we don’t deserve any better than a piece of garbage leading us.


19 posted on 11/01/2013 9:30:07 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: BwanaNdege
The Geek should be using reel-to-reel tapes for data input, not 5-1/4” floppies!

I think they used these.


20 posted on 11/01/2013 10:34:36 AM PDT by Ditto
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To: Ditto

PAYCHECKS!

(all the data you need...as long as it is 80 columns or less!)

[woe unto him who drops his stack of punch cards and did not think to number them beforehand!)


21 posted on 11/01/2013 2:43:19 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. J.F. Kennedy)
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To: SkyPilot
That's by Barry Blitt, who did the famous "fist bump" cover.

He's one of the few people at the magazine to do anything even remotely critical of Obama (though he's also gone after Bush and Romney and McCain).

Satire is a slippery thing and people will disagree about just who or what is being satirized and how harshly.


22 posted on 11/01/2013 2:51:54 PM PDT by x
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To: Signalman
The cellphone looks like “The Brick”.

That phone is the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, introduced in 1983.


23 posted on 11/01/2013 3:03:10 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: SkyPilot
Is it me or does Katherine Syphilis look like Andy Warhol in drag?


24 posted on 11/01/2013 4:21:36 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Ditto
At the time I retired from U. Dayton Research Institute, I may have had the last box of those anywhere in the world except in computer museums. They were being used as a doorstop.
25 posted on 11/01/2013 5:42:44 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY, available from Amazon.)
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To: TomGuy

I used to support quite a few businesses that used Mod IIs. Each one had a distinctive sound when those 8” floppies kicked in.


26 posted on 11/01/2013 5:49:47 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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